Updated: Apr 26

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Gordon Richard West passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022. Loving husband of Bonnie for nearly 50 years. Proud father of Courtney (Adina). Big brother to Tom (Karen) and Elizabeth Laphen (Barry). Uncle Gorgeous to Corey, Kelsey and Taylor, great uncle to Chloe. Gordie proudly served his community as a firefighter for 35 years. He coached hockey and softball, and spent countless hours fundraising for good causes through the Fire Fighter's Benevolent Fund. In his retirement, he enjoyed golf, coffee, and spending time with family. We love him so much, and we miss him dearly. Special thanks to Dr. Sarti, Dr. Fung, the nurses and staff at the General and the QCH for their care and compassion. A simple Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Tanglewood Community Centre, 30 Woodfield Drive, Nepean, Ontario. Flexible drop-in from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, some words at 2:30pm. Masks and up-to-date COVID vaccines respectfully requested. Donations in memoriam may be made to the CHEO Foundation. May Gordie's memory live on through kindness and good works in our community.

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OMERS today announced a 2021 return of 15.7%, net of expenses, which equates to $16.4 billion of net investment income. This result exceeded the Plan’s absolute benchmark return of 6.6% by more than $9 billion. OMERS net assets grew to $121 billion as at December 31, 2021.

According to the OMERS:

"Four key factors drove the outperformance relative to our benchmark:

  • The portfolio of public equities returned 20.7%, reflecting a strong year in public markets.

  • The private equity businesses grew earnings, both organically and through acquisitions. Private Equity returned 25.8%, which reflects higher valuations across the portfolio, including Ventures and Growth Equity, and the sale of one of our European service businesses during the year.

  • The higher allocation to industrial real estate assets created value as demand grew for warehousing and logistics spaces, resulting from the strength of e-commerce. The real estate assets earned a 15.9% return and our real estate business, Oxford Properties, continued to expand its global footprint.

  • The infrastructure investments continued to deliver positive and consistent returns, earning 10.7% in 2021, underscoring the long-term strength in this asset class."

The OMERS 2021 Annual Report is now available for download here